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Tape drive serial number?

Post by pshute » Jan 08, 2020 11:02 pm

If I look at the properties of my tape drive in Veeam, it lists the model of the drive. Is it possible for it to also display the serial number? This is to save me the trouble of pulling it out to physically check it.

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Re: Tape drive serial number?

Post by HannesK » Jan 09, 2020 6:31 am

Hello,
do you mean the barcode? Yes you can: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... l?ver=95u4

If this was not the question, the following post might help you: post263403.html

Best regards,
Hannes

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Re: Tape drive serial number?

Post by Dima P. » Jan 09, 2020 1:52 pm

pshute,

To clarify the use case - are you having to identical tape drives and would like to some how give them different names? Cheers!

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Re: Tape drive serial number?

Post by pshute » Jan 09, 2020 8:38 pm

HannesK wrote:
Jan 09, 2020 6:31 am
Hello,
do you mean the barcode? Yes you can: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... l?ver=95u4

If this was not the question, the following post might help you: post263403.html
No, it's the serial number of the drive itself we want, to check the warranty on it.

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Re: Tape drive serial number?

Post by pshute » Jan 09, 2020 8:39 pm

Dima P. wrote:
Jan 09, 2020 1:52 pm
To clarify the use case - are you having to identical tape drives and would like to some how give them different names? Cheers!
No, we only have one drive. If its serial number is accessible by software then it would be good to be able to see it in Veeam so we don't have to physically go and look at it.

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Re: Tape drive serial number?

Post by Dima P. » Jan 09, 2020 11:02 pm 1 person likes this post

Got it. I'll note an improvement request to display more information about the device in the device properties. Thank you!

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Re: Tape drive serial number?

Post by Samba222 » Jan 13, 2020 9:44 am

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